Launderette, barber shop, karaoke centre disallowed to operate during CMCO

Minister for Local Government and Housing Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian.

KUCHING, May 7: Lauderettes, barber shops and beauty salons, karaoke centres and large gatherings such as Hari Raya and Gawai celebrations are disallowed in Sarawak during the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) period.

Minister for Local Government and Housing Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian in a media statement today listed out some of the activities which are prohibited during CMCO.

He revealed that the list was approved by the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) on May 5.

The list includes all entertainment activities such as karaoke centres, cinemas, museums as well as public places that gather crowds such as theme parks.

Under the list, festival activities such as Hari Raya and Hari Gawai celebrations which involve procession and large gatherings are not permitted.


There shall be no commercial and trade activities such as Ramadhan Bazaar, Hari Raya Bazaar and Gawai Bazaar as well as religious gatherings in mosques or houses of worship.

Career fair, wedding fair, Malaysia Tours and Travels Association (Matta) fair and all conferences which involved large gatherings are equally not permissible.

Sports, school assemblies, seminars and courses which have more than 10 people are also not allowed to be held at this time.

Repair and maintenance activities which involves lift, cranes at construction sites with more than 10 people and eco-tourism activities, mining and quarry, sales and marketing for banking services, filming and concert are prohibited.

Cruise ship are also not allowed to operate as this juncture.

Nonetheless, Dr Sim said for those who are planning for a trip back to their hometowns for the upcoming Hari Raya and Hari Gawai celebrations, the ministry will announce the standard operating procedures (SOPs) soon. — DayakDaily